Coffee Project at Vista Mall (Sta. Rosa)


We found about Coffee Project in Sta. Rosa (Laguna) in an 'earth shaking' way, so to speak. After spending AJ's birthday weekend in Tagaytay last month (where we stayed at Eco Hotel Cabins), we went to stop at Vista Mall in Sta. Rosa, Laguna for a late lunch at Denny's. While dining and watching TV inside the resto, AJ and I felt the building shook.  Everyone at Denny's ... READ MORE

Holiday Highlights {2015}


For the first time in many years, I started my Christmas preparations late.  As in really late.  If not for our week-long break due to the APEC summit held in Manila last November, I wouldn't be able to start wrapping gifts. Swamped with work and project deadlines, I skipped decorating our apartment for Christmas.  I thought I'll have to forego Christmas shopping as ... READ MORE

Feel-good favorites from Robinsons Selections


It has been said that the things that constitute one’s daily life are extensions of who they are, and the products they surround themselves with, a reflection of their personalities. These are what shape their moods and it is important that they always have these staples around, to keep them feeling good all the time. Despite being subjected to an ever-changing ... READ MORE

Bag of Beans @ Twin Lakes, Tagaytay


I had a very challenging week at work, and what I wanted to do right now is to drive off to Tagaytay and hole up there until Sunday.  That is, if only I can drive (and I don't know how hehe)! AJ and I were actually there last weekend, and as I took my mind off work, my eyes opened up to this picture-perfect restaurant that we discovered while cruising the Tagaytay-Nasugbu ... READ MORE

Food Post: UCC Clockwork


Adventurous coffee drinkers will surely love it at UCC Clockwork in Blue Bay Walk, where coffee is the prized item in the menu.  I find it a tad expensive than our regular UCC (or Starbucks) coffee but I guess it's because what you are essentially paying for here is the way your coffee is prepared.  All coffee orders here are specially made, available in different brewing ... READ MORE

Smitten with PiP


A few days ago I featured this Dutch shop called PiP Studio which I likened to Cath Kidston because of their colorful and detailed prints and illustrations. Click here for my post on "PiP Studio". I was particularly drawn to their birds series, thus everything in my PiP Studio 'wish list' is adorned with these winged beauties: (Interested in the same products? ... READ MORE

A Relaxing Weekend in Tagaytay


As you may have noticed, I have lots of travel posts here in the blog that features Tagaytay.  Whenever AJ and I wanted a change of scenery, a weekend getaway or an impromptu day trip - we almost always find ourselves in Tagaytay, which is just a 2-hour drive from Manila. Last week was particularly stressful to us both - him with an impending system go-live (scheduled next ... READ MORE

An Afternoon of Stationery and Cupcakes


After months of searching, I finally found available Cath Kidston paper products at National Bookstore today! Saw these at their branch in Rockwell Powerplant, but I'm not sure if they're available in their other stores as well: But guess what?  I surprised myself by not buying anything!  Nalula kse ako sa prices nila.  I can't find one that costs less ... READ MORE